Can the public handle the truth about Covid?
During a time of crisis, should leaders deliver the bad news straight – or could that cause a panic? One UC Irvine professor just weighed in on Capitol Hill. … UCI Professor Roxane Cohen Silver says decades of research shows “people do not panic when they receive authoritative information that is delivered by a trusted source.” … Professor Cohen Silver who studies the psychological toll that disasters take on the public was asked for guidance by Congressman Sean Casten of Illinois during a House subcommittee meeting that took place earlier this week. … Her advice — hiding the truth to even avoid panic is unwise.